Just finished working!
Excellent site- hello.
Summary of events;
Not so much retirement but constructive dismissal! Although grievances were not upheld and dismissed I decided to take money and go. At this point I'd had enough of the process.
Excellent colleagues and union support and a good settlement but not a nice exit from my profession. I did not lose but it was most unpleasant to finish work life without a thank you for your work etc. The reason to get rid of me was financial. Another colleague is now in an unpleasant process. Neither of us has done anything wrong.
I am now retired (61) decided not to take up new work.
I am struggling with who I am and how to adjust to a new identity I've had no time to prepare for- if that makes sense!
It's been all a bit back to front as opposed to preparation and a dignified journey to retirement. There is a grieving process too probably.
Any similar voyages out there?